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    Hi

    I'm a recent graduate from The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham with a degree in Film Production. I thought I would open a forum for those looking to study film or at UCA on other courses. I hope I can be of help!

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    Hi!

    I want to study Film Production and I'm seriously considering applying to UCA. How is the course like, in general, from someone who has studied there?
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    Hi,

    What's great about the course is that it isn't limited. Over the three years you learn how to make documentary and fiction, work as a group and as an individual filmmaker and shoot both digitally and on film stock, therefore preparing you for all areas of the industry. One of my biggest attractions to the course was the fact that you get the chance to edit by hand using a steenbeck, something that many courses don't offer.

    In terms of the written to practical ratio, the course is about 75% practical and 25% written work. You do have the big dissertation at the end but if you approach it in the right way (with lots of research) it's not as bad as it sounds! There is a lot of support at the University if you need help with anything.

    When your paying so much to study at University you want a course where your be getting your moneys worth and I felt I was definitely getting this at UCA. During the first year of the course you are in University on average 5 days a week learning the different roles and teaming up to make films. It doesn't matter if your not confident in an area as they start with the basics and build up. In the second year there is a unit where you specialise in a chosen area (I chose producing), though this doesn't mean you have to stick to that role on every project!

    Another great thing about UCA is that you get access to industry standard software and can rent industry cameras and equipment from the University for free simply by showing your student card! Trust me you'll miss that when your out in the real world! Though it's not in London there are direct trains to Waterloo that take 50 minutes and a lot of feature films are produced in the local area. Some students have been working on Thor for instance. Additionally, UCA graduates have gone on to win 4 Oscars and 11 BAFTAS with one student directing the new Godzilla big screen adventure!

    I hope this gives you a better idea of the course. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any other questions you may have.

    Good luck!

    Rebecca
 
 
 
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